Learn about the various steps that your mobile phones goes through when it is recycled.
• We start when your mobile phone is dropped off at a MobileMuster collection points or posted it back to us for free. The mobile phones are transported to recycling facilities in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
• The phones are sorted and dismantled all by hand, by real people. Each component has a different recycling process so we can recover as much as possible. The mobile phones are separated into circuit boards, metals, glass, plastic and batteries. Any data left on the phone is destroyed along the way.
• The circuit boards are smelted to high temperatures to separate the precious metals. Batteries are crushed and shredded to separate the materials. The glass is melted, crushed and can be used to produce new glass products or road base. The plastic is shredded and crushed to form plastic pellets that can be used in the production of new plastic products.
• The recycling process is a sustainable, circular system that saves energy, reducing landfill, C02 emissions and conserving raw materials.
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